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Brad Shade has been just about everywhere hockey is played. He has ridden the buses in the minors, shared dressing rooms with the legends of the game, closed bars with guys destined for the Hall of Fame, and dropped the gloves with journeymen like himself who’ll never get near it. Now that he’s retired after fourteen years of bouncing around the league, he’s living out of a suitcase and scouting for Los Angeles, where someone in management owes him a favour from his playing days.

But when the brutally murdered body of coaching legend Red Hanratty turns up in the parking lot after an old-timers charity game, Shade’s job of scouting the local phenomenon starts to overlap with investigating the killing of the kid’s grizzled old coach.

From small-town rinks to the draft tables in the big league, G.B. Joyce introduces us to a character with a self-deprecating sense of humour and an oversized will to win—and weaves a story out of strands of resentment, greed, and fear that span generations and build to a surprising, thrilling conclusion.

Review:

"The money — and — ego-fueled world of junior hockey turns out to be a natural setting for murder in this debut novel from Canadian sports journalist Joyce (The Devil and Bobby Hull). Pro scout Brad Shade doesn't set out to solve the killings of Red Hanratty and Doc McGarry, respectively the coach and doctor for the Peterborough, Ontario, team. His only interest lies in checking the background of potential star Billy Mays Jr. before players are chosen in the league's draft. After discovering inconsistencies in Billy's official medical info, however, Brad finds himself drawn into the case, using his combined experience as a journeyman hockey pro and a PI to figure out if the competition has become literally murderous. Joyce's skill in creating Brad's confident voice exceeds his ability with drama and narrative, but his knowledgeable, engagingly cynical perspective on hockey should prove compelling even for those readers with no interest in the sport. Agent: Rick Broadhead, Rick Broadhead & Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

G.B. Joyce is the author of six books of sports non-fiction, most recently The Devil and Bobby Hull. He has worked for ESPN since 2003 and before that was a sports columnist at The Globe and Mail. Gare worked for a year as a scout for the Columbus Blue Jackets while researching a previous book.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670066902
Author:
Joyce, Gb
Publisher:
Pintail
Author:
Winstanley, Nicole
Author:
Joyce, G.B.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The money — and — ego-fueled world of junior hockey turns out to be a natural setting for murder in this debut novel from Canadian sports journalist Joyce (The Devil and Bobby Hull). Pro scout Brad Shade doesn't set out to solve the killings of Red Hanratty and Doc McGarry, respectively the coach and doctor for the Peterborough, Ontario, team. His only interest lies in checking the background of potential star Billy Mays Jr. before players are chosen in the league's draft. After discovering inconsistencies in Billy's official medical info, however, Brad finds himself drawn into the case, using his combined experience as a journeyman hockey pro and a PI to figure out if the competition has become literally murderous. Joyce's skill in creating Brad's confident voice exceeds his ability with drama and narrative, but his knowledgeable, engagingly cynical perspective on hockey should prove compelling even for those readers with no interest in the sport. Agent: Rick Broadhead, Rick Broadhead & Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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